In the west we are told that death is the end of life, that we must fear it.  We are told that the righteous path of life is a religious one in order to avoid hell.  We are told we need to be a certain way in order to succeed.  These notions of a fear-based reality become subjects of question when we ponder the characters in this piece slowly make their way to the ‘heavenly gates’.  We see instead of entering, they disappear into the earth below.  The participants themselves used the simple action as a meditation on the metaphor of our lives journey and our passageway through time and space barriers.